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the shuffle going on in the president's cabinet. today, the focus is on the foreign policy team. tahman bradley is watching the ever-changing lineup and joins us from washington with more. hi, tahman. >> reporter: hey, rob and sunny. clinton is out, kerry is in. and chuck hagel, a republican, who you would think would be a bipartisan pick is under furnd. john kerry takes over today. will hillary clinton run for president. >> i don't know how else to say it but i'm going get back into my life again. this is going to be new for me. i don't know how i'm going to react to it, to be honest. >> reporter: senator kerry takes over. president obama's choice to run the pentagon is a different story. former senator chuck hagel, a vietnam veteran, took heavy fire from his own party. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in the country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> you refuse to answer that question. >> reporter: he was hammered by gop senators
a favorable opinion of her. it's an open question whether her tenure includes a standout foreign policy achievement. still unresolved issues include iran's nuclear program, the lack of a middle east peace process, and the raging war in syria. clinton made her final appearance on capitol hill nearly two weeks ago to testify about september's attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. it claimed the lives of the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. she took aim at senate republicans who accused the obama administration of deceiving the nation about what happened. >> the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest? or was it because guys out for a walk one night who decided they would go kill some americans? what difference, at this point, does it make? >> suarez: president obama, gave her high praise in a joint interview sunday with cbs's "60 minutes." >> i think hillary will go down as one of the finest secretary of states we've had. it has been a great collaboration over the last four years. ( cheers and applause ) >> suarez: clinton said her immediate go
. it usually happens at the start of a second term. today, the focus is on the foreign policy team. tahman bradley is watching the ever-changing lineup and joins us from washington with more. hi, tahman. >> reporter: hey, rob and sunny. a lot of action with president obama's cabinet. kerry is in at state, clinton is out. and chuck hagel, a republican, who you would think would be hailed as a bipartisan pick, is under fire. senator john kerry takes the oath of office today as secretary of state, replacing hillary clinton who heads off to retirement with a big question still lingering, will she run for president? >> i don't know how else to say it but i'm going get back into my life again. this is going to be new for me. i don't know how i'm going to react to it, to be honest. >> reporter: senator kerry takes over after cruising through confirmation in the senate. president obama's choice to run the pentagon is a different story. former senator chuck hagel, a vietnam veteran, took heavy fire from members of his own party for his opposition to the 2007 troop surge in iraq. >> were you correct
that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. is that correct or incorrect, yes or no? >> my reference to.... >> are you going to answer the question? >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> you let the record show that he refuses to answer yet. >> if confirmed he wogs succeed leon panetta. >> kristen: 49er fans are soaking up the experience leading up to the big game. they are bank go in the glow event for fans. katie marzullo takes us behind the scenes. >> we are leaving on thursday, hopefully leaving on monday and get some superbowl tickets. >> mike will return to south san francisco without setting foot inside the ser superdome but he is adding a splash of red. >> consider how much more work it took for 49er fans to get here. >> it was hard to get a flight. we got tickets. our tickets were $950. >> the family is here from chico. marie has been a ticket holder since '78 and nothing was going to stop her. her husband can't believe they made it. >> clearly mom is team captain. >> mom was a niner fan since i was born. it's been like
foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. is that correct or incorrect, yes or no? >> my reference to.... >> are you going to answer the question? >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> you let the record show that he refuses to answer yet. >> if confirmed he wogs succeed on panetta. >> kristen: 49er fans are soaking up the experience leading up to the big game. they are bank go in the glow event for fans. katie marzullo takes us behind the scenes. >> we are leaving on thursday, hopefully leaving on monday and get some superbowl tickets. >> mike will return to south san francisco without setting foot inside the ser superdome but he is adding a splash of red. >> consider how much more work it took for 49er fans to get here. >> it was hard to get a flight. we got tickets. our tickets were $950. >> the family is here from chico. marie has been a ticket holder since '78 and nothing was going to stop her. her husband can't believe they made it. >> clearly mom is team captain. >> mom was a niner fan since i was born. it's been like this. >> 12-year-old is taking fu
that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. i think it is far more complicated than that. >> that is the tone on capitol hill. >> the police department held a moving ceremony today to remember an officer killed in the line of doubty he was killed four decades ago. reserve officers lester coal was hit while setting out flares. he was the first palo alto police officer killed in the line of duty. department the department had an official grave site ceremony to remember him. the chief says the tribute was long overdue. >> we kept thinking at some point we should do a better job. >> coal's widow said her husband loved helping people and loved volunteering. she said he wouldn't have minded that the ceremony was 44 years late. >>> san francisco's arch bishop is making international news comparing same sem marriage with male breast-feeding. a catholic newspaper in great britain quotes him as warning against overusing the term gay marriage. because that could legitimize a concept he says is an unnat
on foreign policy can do it through hagel today, through this hearing. the past positions hagel has taken where supporters of israel believe that he has made statements that suggest he's soft on israel, he does not support the president's positions on iran, or that he does not view hezbollah as a terrorist organization, administration officials say he will clearly address all those past statements, put them to bed and make it emphatic that he fully supports the president's positions today and yet they know this will be a drawn out in their view political exercise and think he could get confirmed by well more than the 60% majority because he's a member of the senate club and in the end they support somebody who they view as a senator and in the white house's view still a mainstream person. jake? >> we're listening right now as we're watching right now as senator levin of michigan introduces the new members of the senate armed services committee, senator levin, democrat of michigan we see there, next is senator chuck hagel, was former republican senator from virginia john warner, chuck hage
a nominee tries to disavow his past positions on virtually every foreign policy issues all at the same time it raises serious questions. >> if hagel is confirmed by a strict party vote, how will it affect his relationship with republicans in congress? >> it sticks that he went from being a loyal republican to somebody who frankly took a differently point of view. he didn't endorse president obama, but he traveled with him and now prepared to be his secretary of defense. they kind of recent the fact that they think he is going to the other side. that said when he is in the pentagon and controls the military in that capacity, they will have to deal with him and have the same interest in common. both parties want to keep the u.s. strong and safe and chuck hagel has been through worse. believe me, he has seen much more incoming than at that hearing. >> republican strategist, good to see you. thank you. >> good to see you. >> still ahead on the saturday afternoon, the latest on the scandal around the top u.s. senator. first, on this date, an announcement that led to the moment so many had been c
secretary of state. >> american foreign policy is not defined by drones and deployments alone. >> reporter: john kerry, call, distinguished, gray-haired, son of a foreign service officer. >> trying to get some daylight between me and secretary clinton, that's not going to happen here today. >> reporter: as his confirmation hearing showed, the policy is likely to remain the same, but the personality will change. more straight laced with a hint of humor. >> i'm taking it for the red sox, taking it for the patriots. >> reporter: and that personality of hillary clinton in a way, i think you could say overshadows any job she's had. it will be fascinating to watch this last day and then the days coming. >> jill, what are the plans today at the state department? like a big cake and a tearful good-bye, a party, what will happen? >> it will be like the very first day. i was there, i remember it very well. it will be at the c street entrance where they have the flags and she will say good-bye. could be quite emotional. don't know exactly what she will be saying, but obviously thanks and standing roo
is still unannounced at this point. but what we do know is on the foreign policy front, he really, to borrow a phrase from him, there is no daylight when it comes to secretary clinton's views and secretary-designate kerry's views on libya or virtually any other part of foreign policy. it was interesting, though, that he emphasized in his views economic policy is foreign policy. so he's going to focus on that a lot. >> margaret brennan, thank you. >>> an international meeting in paris yesterday focused on the civil war in syria. delegates from more than 50 nations were there including the u.s. ambassador to syria, robert ford. this award is in paris -- clarissa ward is in paris and talked with ambassador ford. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and nora, from a very wet and windy paris. ambassador ford was here yesterday to attend meetings between the syrian opposition and its international backers. this comes on the heels of an announcement from the white house that the u.s. will give a further $10 million in humanitarian aid to the syrian people. yesterday the syria
security hawk. very knowledgeable about foreign policy. he is a, wish there were a better term for this, he's a social conservative. that term will have to do. and he's a hell of a guy. ladies and gentlemen, the new senator from texas, r, and capital r, rafael ted cruz. \[applause] >> thank you so much. jay has been a dear friend a long, long time. i told jay please -- you know this past week was a momentous week -- oh, i need a mike? hello, hello. >> as they said in the 20 70 campaign, help is on the way. \[laughter] so when the mike wasn't working i told all sorts of embarrassing secrets about jay nordlinger and i trust all of you got them in full lurid detail. this past week has been a momentous week. president obama was sworn in to a second term. i guess what made the news is beyonce apparently lip synced throughout the inaugural. not as widely reported was the fact that president obama did as well. who knew that his teleprompter could play music? we saw this week an ode to liberalism, unabashed, unapologetic, i have to say sitting there it occurred to me somewhere the sea must be risin
correct or incorrect when you said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam, are you correct or incorrect? >> my referents reference to the -- the question is were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straight forward question. i would like to answer whether you are right or wrong then you are free to elaborate? >> i am not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> let the record show you refused to answer the question. >> we know now the surge did in fact work. peter doocy live in washington covering all of the events today. >> what we saw yesterday was the equivalent of a job interview. instead of being questioned by one human resources employee about things on an application chuck hagel was quizzed by the entire senate armed services committee about everything he has ever said. senior obama administration official told us chuck hagel's testimony was not perfect he had a long day as he tried to explain away past public positions about important issues like iran and israel. >> give me an example where we have been intimidated the
would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder since vietnam? yes or no? >> my reference to -- >> are you going to answer the question senator hagel? the question ask were you right or wrong? gwen: the president's pentagon choice finds hit -- his worst enemies in his own party. covering the week, david wessel of "the wall street journal." covering the week, david wessel of "the wall street journal." vaughn johnson of
with their canes. >> the answer is catastrophic and bad. >> the vice president of foreign policy and defense studies at the heritage foundation. >> god forbid something happens in the middle of this, somebody wasn't at their desk, at the very best we are going to waste a lot of money and make a lot of things harder because congress and this president failed us with an idea we all knew was stupid to begin with. >>> nobody likes the idea of these automatic across-the- board cuts, and congress keeps managing to put them off. but the defense department and other federal agencies still have to be ready just in case. >>> it is super bowl week. are you ready for super commercials? >>> plus the witch hunters shot down everything they encountered this week. [ male announcer ] verizon fios is the fastest internet in america. just ask pc mag. [ man ] "cable can't touch fios upload speeds." "it's hard to imagine anyone ever beating fios." "there's no doubt fios is the fastest in the country." [ male announcer ] after 110,000 speed tests, nothing came close to fios. and with fios you get unlimited inter
is not supportive enough. >> i think his position puts him on the fringes of foreign policy and not in the mainstream. >> of the many questions he begins with one -- ishes he ready? >> i will be. thank you. >> hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> from the selling ice to ask about department comes this -- perfume for babies. it is a blend of honey and that will sellts for $45. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. would you consider buying a perfume specifically for your baby? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. a brand is relying on twitter to wow you turn the super bowl. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. we get the weekly jobless claims ahead of the opening bell. stop futures disporting are quiet. -- stock futres this morning are quiet. the full transition could be completed within two years. research in motion is changing its name to blackberry. the company failed to -- and may have set the price too high. it will cost -- [no audio] >> now weather and t
for women worldwide is essential to u.s. foreign policy. show told an audience at the council on foreign relations that, quote, if women were treated equal to men, would he would see progress everywhere. clinton also warned about iran's influence in syria. her successor, senator john kerry will be sworn in as secretary of state in a private ceremony this afternoon. >>> president obama's choice to head the defense department was forced to defend his past statements. chuck hagel struggled to reassure senators he is up to the job and not soft on iran. testimony in the senate armed services committee lasted eight hours. it is not clear for republicans will try to block his nomination. >>> super bowl xlvii is just two days away. >> can't get here soon enough. both teams warmed up for a second day on thursday. ravens head coach john harbaugh decided to move practice indoors to the saint facility after reports from the players that the field at tulane university was a little hard. they wasted no time getting to work after the 49ers finished their practice. we'll be talking a lot more about the
inner circle is still unannounced at this point, but what we do know is on the foreign policy front, he really to borrow a phrase from him, there is no daylight when it comes to secretary clinton's views and john kerry's view of libya or any other foreign policy. he emphasized in his view economic policy is foreign policy, so there's a focus on that a lot. >> margaret brennan thank you. >>> an international meeting in paris yesterday focused on the civil war in syria. delegates from more than 50 nations were there including the u.s. ambassador to syria, robert ford. clarissa was there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning from a wet and windy paris. ambassador ford was here yesterday to attend meetings between the syrian opposition and its international backers, this comes on the heels of an announcement from the white house that the u.s. will give a further $10 million in humanitarian aid to the syrian people. yesterday the syrian opposition saying the time is for action and not for words, but in an interview with cbs news ambassador ford was adam ant th
be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect, yes or no? >> my reference to this -- >> the question is, were you right or wrong? that is straightforward question. i would like you to answer right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> let the record show he refuses to answer the question. >> i'm a supporter of israel. i said in some cases i am a strong supporter of israel. i think it's in my book we have a special relationship with israel. >> name one person who has intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> first. >> name one. >> i don't know. >> why would you say it. >> i didn't have in mind a specific person. >> do you agree that it's a provocative statement, that i can't think of a more provocative thing to say about the relationship between united states and israel and the senate and congress in which you said.... >> you continued to hotel extreme views far to the left of even this administration. >> do you think it is right that israel was committin
dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. were you correct or incorrect. >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> let it show you refused to answer the equipment he did answer standing bit word on the iraq war in revealing something about the kind of defense secretary he hopes to be. >> i saw the consequences and suffering and the horror of war so i did question a surge. is this going to be worth the sacrifice. we lost almost 1200 dead americans during that surge. now was it required? was it necessary? >>reporter: hagel the first defense secretary to w.h.o. saw some about the as enlisted soldier. poor kid from nebraskaed he and his brother tom volunteered to serve in vietnam. brother served in the same infantry unit in 1968. both getting wounded. each credit the other with saving their lives. >> i don't see the limb of every world event and whether we should use american power through the lens of vietnam. but it is part of me. >>reporter: hagel service praised. >> i admire your service to your country. >>reporter: but criticized soft on iran
. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? >> i am not going for give you a yes-or-no answer --. >> refuse to answer that? >> he was hammered by g.o.p. senators who believe he is soft on iran and too tough on israel and grilled about referring to pro israeli groups at the jewish lobby. >> i should have used another term. i regret it. >> he did not help when he miss stated president obama's position on iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons. >> i have been handed a note that i misspoke and said i supported the president's position on containment. >> despite the bruising hearing, hagel is still likely to be confirmed. if so he will be the first secretary of defense who saw combat as an enlisted soldier. >> thank you. >> 6:18. the weekend is here, it is a super bowl week, but, people are still going to get outside and what will they see? >> a lot of sunshine and a few clouds and private orange skies. sun. that is tomorrow. "dim sun" tomorrow. >> okay, gentleman. we
now said that they sent the bomber and that they are against u.s. foreign policy and they oppose close ties with the west from turkey. and a woman that vanished two weeks ago, we have details on that. >> what we are learning now from the semiofficial state news agency is that sarai sierra's body was found in a poor neighborhood of istanbul, they believe her body, perhaps, was taken there from the site that she was killed. they also say that nine people have been arrested in connection with this. our sister network said that the police told them there's evidence of stab wounds on her body. obviously very sad news for her family. her brother and husband in istanbul expecting to be taken to identify her body. not clear why she didn't make that flight home as expected by her family on the 22nd of january, the last communication sh she had with her family the day before, she was excited to come home, has been missing all these days since and now her body discovered in a poorer neighborhood of istanbul. >>> thank you very much, what do you get when you hold a gun buyback program. in tampa a,
the question. will you correct or inkofshth when you said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since svietnam. were you correct or incorrect? yes or no. >> my service di-- >> are you going to answer the question? the question is were you right or wrong? i would like to answer whether you were right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i am not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> let the record show he refused to answer the question. >> he is the former chair of al gore's president committee in michigan. campaign consultant and national political correspondent for talk radio news service. thank you for joining us. >> ill prepared or overly aggressive questioning? >> overly aggressive questioning by a senator offending more and more people. an example of what is wrong in this country. kinds of personal attacks we are doing on people in both parties at times when we get to do public service. senator hagel came to the hearing will be a good secretary of defense and senator mccain rehashing his presidential campaign over disagreements wi
that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? yes or no. >> my reference to the search -- >> will you answer the question, senator? the question is were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. i would like the answer action and then you are free to elaborate. >> if hagel is confirmed, he would be the first former enlisted man and first vietnam veteran to head the pentagon. >>> some big developments in this terrible wreck involving a fire truck. we'll tell you about a new internal investigation, and about the miraculous recovery of a firefighter. >>> plus beyonce's lip-sync controversy. tonight we're hearing from the singer for the first time. >>> we weren't the only ones to get hit with this severe weather. a new look at the damage from this deadly storm. "news4 at 5" is just getting started. >>> keeping virginia students safe, that's the goal of virginia governor bob mcdonald's new task force on school and campus safety. today's the deadline. >> much of the focus is on the public schools, but
. i get were you correct or incorrect when you said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? independents i'm not going to give you a yes or no. i think it's far more complicated than that. >> reporter: hess record as a senator caused frequent concern. in 2001 he voted against sans on iran. >> do you support sanctions against iran? >> yes. >> hagel said he's now open to all options. >> i'm fully committed to the president's goal of preventing iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: he previously co-authored a report calling for cuts. >> a strong agile, safe, secure, effective nuclear arsenals for the united states is not debatable. >> reporter: hagel promised to support the rights of gales in the military. he also apologized for offensive comments he made accusing lobbyists of intimidating lawmakers. as defense secretary he would work closely with allies. >> you said it should have been one other term. name one person in your person who's intimidated by the israeli lobby. >> i already stated i regret the terminology, bu
. >> reporter: hagel talked about the surge with scorn. >> the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam if it's carried out. >> reporter: a source close to mccain said the friends just drifted apart, as friends sometimes do. not because of policy differences. but even mccain acknowledges the change. >> i've noticed over the years that our views on the united states of america and what we should be doing in the world has diverged rather dramatically. >> reporter: by mccain's 2008 presidential run, hagel was more in line with barack obama. the two traveled together on a mideast trip obama used to beef up his foreign policy chops. and hagel was never seen on mccain's straight talk express. and mccain has been very careful to say he will not block hagel's nomination to be the president's defense secretary, but he also says he's not sure if he will vote for him because of their deep differences now over big issues like iran and afghanistan. mccain's questioning of hagel at this morning's hearing will be the most highly anticipated because of their differences on
's going to be about whether the foreign and international security policies have worked. what the withdrawal from afghanistan is going to mean. how things are going in north africa, cuts in the defense budget. women in combat. the president's doing a lot in the foreign defense policy. in his first term, he was more moderate, he stayed in the center, he kept bob gates and general petraeus and leon panet a. now he has a doveish agend a. hillary clinton he was more hawkish than john kerry will be. i am worried personally for four years of the new obama team in national security. >> reporter: >> geraldo: you know, in that regard, i don't want to be a conspiracy theororrist, but let's review this week, on wednesday, he had hillary clinton, absolutely on the ropes, getting pounded over benghazi-gate, showing sound bites from the senators, grilling her, particular loo ron johnson from wisconsin. the very next day, you have the pentagon announcing that women will be in combat roles on the front line. nobody's talking about benghazi. they are talking about j.-- g.i. jane. is the obama
in the foreign defense policy. in his first term, he was more moderate, he stayed in the center, he kept bob gates and general petraeus and leon panet a. now he has a doveish agend a. hillary clinton he was more hawkish than john kerry will be. i am worried personally for four years of the new obama team in national security. >> reporter: >> geraldo: you know, in that regard, i don't want to be a conspiracy theororrist, but let's review this week, on wednesday, he had hillary clinton, absolutely on the ropes, getting pounded over benghazi-gate, showing sound bites from the senators, grilling her, particular loo ron johnson from wisconsin. the very next day, you have the pentagon announcing that women will be in combat roles on the front line. nobody's talking about benghazi. they are talking about j.-- g.i. jane. is the obama administration that slick to erase the benghazi controversy by playing a card that doesn't even take effect until 2016? >> yeah, i don't think so. i mean, i don't think it's going to do much good. these things will be judged on the merits. it is the obama administration
foreign policy since vietnam? >> is that correct or incorrect? >> are you going to answer the question? he has supported questionable respect for israel. he is expected to have confirmation and become the first enlisted man to serve as defense secretary. >> it would be a positive message for our armed forces and armed forces are run throug our round the world national polls show that most americans support replacing leon panetta. >> hillary clinton spoke after less function. friday will be her last. she spoke of her -- last auction shes is saying that it is difficult to believe and difficult to leave. >> although it is difficult to predict what day that this will bring to moral my heart will be full. serving with the men and women of the state department has been a singular honor. >> she is issu issuin a warning and she says that she was doing what it is possible to do. there is speculation that issue could run for president. people are just beginning to get an idea of the incredible damage from a huge storm system that blew through parts of the u.s. this is adairsville, georgia.where a to
.s. troop surge in iraq, which you may recall, hagel had called, in his words, the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam, he asked whether that surge had ultimately been successful. >> the question is, were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. i would like to answer whether you were right or wrong, and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> let the record show that you refuse to answer that question. now, please go ahead. >> well, if you would like me to explain why -- >> no, i actually would like an answer. yes or no. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. >> another hot topic at the hearing today, it was a 2006 interview that hagel gave to former middle east peace negotiator, erin david miller. now, in that interview, hagel said this. "the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here." now, today of that comment about the "jewish lobby," hagel said categorically, i regret it. >> i've already said i regret referencing the jewish lobby. i should have sa
correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy plunder in th ee vietnam. correct or incorrect. the question is were you right or wrong? i would like an answer if you were right or wrong, and then you are free to elaborate? >> well, i'm not going to give you a -- a yes or no answer. >> name one person in your opinion who is intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate? >> well, first -- >> name one. >> i don't know. >> well, why would you say it? >> i didn't have in mind a specific person. >> hmm. so, steve, how much was this politics and how much was this genuine, you know, policy concern? >> well, i think it was politics and policy and third, and i think it was personal. john mccain was the author of the surge of troops to iraq at the end of the administration, pushed it hard, took a lot of heat, including from the right. he takes it personal when chuck hagel calls it the bigst debacle since vietnam. and senator hagel dodging the question on whether he agreed with the same statement. hag mccain was getting testy and hagel was d
you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country's -- were you correct or incorrect? >> well i am not going to give you a -- a yes or no answer. >> show that he refused to answer the question. >> reporter: hagel did answer, standing by his word on the iraq war and revealing something about the kind of defense secretary he hopes to be. >> i saw consequences, and suffering and horror of war. i did question a surge -- is this going to be worth the sacrifice? we lost almost 1,200 dead americans during that surge. now was it required? was it necessary? >> reporter: hagel the first defense secretary who saw combat as an enlisted soldier. as a poor kid from nebraska he and his brother tom volunteered to serve in vietnam and served in the same unit in 1968. both getting wounded. each crediting the other for saving their lives. >> i don't see the lens of every world event, whether we should use american power through the lens of vietnam. but it is part of me. >> reporter: hagel's service was praised. >> i admire your
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